Open Segmented Turning – W0204

December 12, 2014

Posted In: Woodturning

Curt Theobald

DATES: June 8 – 12, 2015


CONCEPT: Use the art of open segmented woodturning to create interesting effects and unique designs in wood. When pursuing the art of open segmented woodturning, we glue multiple species of wood together, and leave gaps between each segment in order to achieve unique effects that highlight the individual qualities of a variety of wood. It’s a design adventure, and each participant in this workshop learns techniques and theory, explores design concepts, and constructs and turns an open segmented bowl. By the end of the week, students not only improve their turning skills, but have a better understanding of the design and techniques necessary for open segmented turnings.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use kiln-dried wood, cutting, design, assembly and woodturning.

ACTIVITIES: Demonstrations cover the safe cutting of small pieces, jig construction, wood movement, precise layout, and successful tool control. Slide lectures offer a look at open-segmented woodturning as a design element. Studio time is devoted to designing and turning open segmented vessels, jig construction, and successful completion of an open segmented project.

FACULTY: Curt Theobald, an artist based in Pine Bluffs, WY, has been a full-time studio woodturner since 2002. Curt’s work resides in public and private collections worldwide including the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum and the American Association of Woodturners. He has demonstrated segmented turning in England, Canada, and throughout the U.S.

Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95

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